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United States Department of Transportation United States Department of Transportation
OFFICE OF RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, AND TECHNOLOGY AT THE TURNER-FAIRBANK HIGHWAY RESEARCH CENTER

Monitoring of Wind Conditions and Bridge Behavior at Select Bridge Sites

Project Information

Project ID:
FHWA-PROJ-06-0017
Project Abstract:

Full-scale measurements are a vital component of our program to advance understanding of wind effects on transportation structures. Such measurements provide detailed information on site wind conditions and structural behavior that is not available from any other source. They aid in the design of and serve to validate simulations in the laboratory. Full-scale measurements can provide a means to calibrate the results of numerical predictions or computational simulations. They can also be used to diagnose wind-related structural problems and to evaluate the effectiveness of aerodynamic retrofits made to bridges. Historically, field tests have consistently been a highly productive way to advance our understanding of the interaction of loads with structures.

Goals

The objective of this study is to continue a vital program of field testing and monitoring of select structures to further clarify wind/structure interaction issues, advance techniques for evaluating and predicting structural behavior, evaluating the effectiveness of new designs and retrofit countermeasures.

Research HUB ID:
7656
Project Status:
Completed
Project Funding Amount (Contract Award Amount):
$210,000.00
Start Date:
End Date:
Public Access Plan:
No
Grant/Contract ID:
  • DTFH61-07-D-01034
FHWA Program Area:
  • Infrastructure
FHWA AMRP Program:
  • Structures
FHWA Activity:
  • Long-Term Bridge Performance

Contact Information

First Name:
Benjamin
Middle Initial:
A
Last Name:
Graybeal
Phone Number:
(202) 493-3122
Email Address:
Team:
Bridge Engineering Team
Office:
Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Office Code:
HRDI-40

Management Organizations

Sponsor Organization

Organization Role:
Sponsor Organization
Organization:
Federal Highway Administration: Office of Research, Development, and Technology - Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Contact Role:
Project Lead

Managing Organization

Organization Role:
Project Managing Organization
Organization:
Federal Highway Administration: Office of Research, Development, and Technology - Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Contact Role:
Project Contact

Performing Organization

Organization Role:
Performing Organization
Organization:
Federal Highway Administration: Office of Research, Development, and Technology - Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Contact Role:
Project Contact